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Old 05-21-2016, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I learn't from a member of the Gemini staff in Las Vegas that Dan Asher who used to be a Gemini employee in China left the company about 2 years ago. In this time the quality of Gemini has continued to decline and I am not sure why the Gemini factory can't use glue!! I am fed up with my models always having pieces floating about in the box when I receive them through the mail. The quality was always much better in those days than it is now.

I know a few others who have the same issues every month so if someone can get Dan back again that would be great!!

Quality has definately gone down since Dan has left.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ill mention it to him at dinner tonight. But just like me, he suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Erectile Dysfunction so it may not happen.
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I vote no to this idea.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We are still getting quality model EVERY month from Gemini without missing a beat. Not sure why this dude being at the factory or not makes a difference.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Say hi to Dan Russsss
this post is too funny. "this dude"
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Just to preempt any conspiracy theories...

"Mike777" and "filar39" are not the same person.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Just to preempt any conspiracy theories...

"Mike777" and "filar39" are not the same person.
Yes, I have to do the same
"Tonka" and "filar39" are not the same person.
At least he proved himself is from IF.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just received a PA 747SP and the left stabilizer fell off and so has one side of the landing gear. Nice work Gemini. I need glue!!!
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Quality has definately gone down since Dan has left.
Really? Should I dig up all the "quality has gone down hill threads" from the last 10 years????

Select batches of planes have had some issues, but that's every manufacturer - and it's not tied to one person.
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
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I learn't that learn't ain't a word. I also learn't that Dan Asher wasn't ever holding the glue gun.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Just received a PA 747SP and the left stabilizer fell off and so has one side of the landing gear. Nice work Gemini. I need glue!!!
EASY FIX!!! Super easy! Surely you can candle that yourself. That model is several years old now...released maybe 3-4 years ago? Depending on how it's been stored or displayed that could have loosened the glue. Not the fault of Gemini.
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"Tonka" and "filar39" are not the same person.
At least he proved himself is from IF.
"Tonka" and "filar39" are (ALLEGEDLY) not the same person.
At least he (ALLEGEDLY) proved himself is from IF.

After all, fair is fair!!

Seriously, the only models that I have gotten in 'kit form' have been from JCW/GJ. But then again I mainly buy JCW/GJ so that is kind of logical. Other brands may have their own problems, but for me, only models that have come from the JCW factory have come with detached parts. Detached parts aren't the real problem: paint chips and scratches that result from the loose part rattling around in the box are.

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Old 05-27-2016, 10:37 AM   #13 (permalink)
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EASY FIX!!! Super easy! Surely you can candle that yourself. That model is several years old now...released maybe 3-4 years ago? Depending on how it's been stored or displayed that could have loosened the glue. Not the fault of Gemini.
Well in a way you are right and I'm wrong. I shouldn't open boxes and post after long work days and sleep deprivation. Its not the Gemini 747SP. Its the new Inflight Clipper Princess Grace. Apologies to Gemini.
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Now that I think about it, the one Infilght model that did arrive with a loose main wing was a Virgin Atlantic 747, also bought second hand. I was able to remove the wing completely and re-glue it so the model was good as new.

What concerns me more is the large variations in finishes and shapes due to 'sanding variations', and recently, misapplied paint masks. JCW does such a great job with most of their molds that it is a real shame to screw them up with rough final finishing.

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Old 05-27-2016, 04:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok.....because of DAC Dan said he would come back...just like Backstreets back alright!
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I guess you should be careful with what you wish for. While I agree something should be done, would this one guy really make that much of a difference?
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I am thinking that Dan 'The Man' is feeling pretty good right now reading this thread.
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He left his job as CEO of a glue company because of DAC
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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He left his job as CEO of a glue company because of DAC
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